Let the enemy persecute my soul, and take it; yes, let him tread down my life on the earth, and lay my honor in the dust. Selah.
Treasury of Scripture
Job 31:5-10,38-40 If I have walked with vanity, or if my foot has hurried to deceit...
Psalm 44:5 Through you will we push down our enemies: through your name will we tread them under that rise up against us.
Psalm 60:12 Through God we shall do valiantly: for he it is that shall tread down our enemies.
Job 40:12 Look on every one that is proud, and bring him low; and tread down the wicked in their place.
Isaiah 10:6 I will send him against an hypocritical nation, and against the people of my wrath will I give him a charge, to take the spoil...
Isaiah 63:3 I have trodden the wine press alone; and of the people there was none with me: for I will tread them in my anger...
Zechariah 10:5 And they shall be as mighty men, which tread down their enemies in the mire of the streets in the battle: and they shall fight...
Malachi 4:3 And you shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this...
Psalm 49:12 Nevertheless man being in honor stays not: he is like the beasts that perish.
Job 16:15 I have sewed sackcloth on my skin, and defiled my horn in the dust.
Job 40:13 Hide them in the dust together; and bind their faces in secret.
Jeremiah 17:13 O LORD, the hope of Israel, all that forsake you shall be ashamed, and they that depart from me shall be written in the earth...
Psalm 3:2 Many there be which say of my soul, There is no help for him in God. Selah.
Habakkuk 3:13 You went forth for the salvation of your people, even for salvation with your anointed...
ContextI Take Refuge in You
1O LORD my God, in you do I put my trust: save me from all them that persecute me, and deliver me: 2Lest he tear my soul like a lion, rending it in pieces, while there is none to deliver. 3O LORD my God, If I have done this; if there be iniquity in my hands; 4If I have rewarded evil to him that was at peace with me; (yes, I have delivered him that without cause is my enemy:) 5Let the enemy persecute my soul, and take it; yes, let him tread down my life on the earth, and lay my honor in the dust. Selah. 6Arise, O LORD, in your anger, lift up yourself because of the rage of my enemies: and awake for me to the judgment that you have commanded. 7So shall the congregation of the people compass you about: for their sakes therefore return you on high. 8The LORD shall judge the people: judge me, O LORD, according to my righteousness, and according to my integrity that is in me. 9Oh let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end; but establish the just: for the righteous God tries the hearts and reins. 10My defense is of God, which saves the upright in heart. 11God judges the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked every day. 12If he turn not, he will whet his sword; he has bent his bow, and made it ready. 13He has also prepared for him the instruments of death; he ordains his arrows against the persecutors. 14Behold, he travails with iniquity, and has conceived mischief, and brought forth falsehood. 15He made a pit, and dig it, and is fallen into the ditch which he made. 16His mischief shall return on his own head, and his violent dealing shall come down on his own pate. 17I will praise the LORD according to his righteousness: and will sing praise to the name of the LORD most high.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
Let the enemy pursue my soul, and overtake it; Yea, let him tread my life down to the earth, And lay my glory in the dust. Selah
Let the enemy pursue my soul, and take it, and tread down my life on the earth, and bring down my glory to the dust.
Darby Bible Translation
Let the enemy pursue after my soul, and take it, and let him tread down my life to the earth, and lay my glory in the dust. Selah.
King James Bible
Let the enemy persecute my soul, and take it; yea, let him tread down my life upon the earth, and lay mine honour in the dust. Selah.
Young's Literal Translation
An enemy pursueth my soul, and overtaketh, And treadeth down to the earth my life, And my honour placeth in the dust. Selah.